Mauricio Claver-Carone is President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). A lawyer by training, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council. In this capacity, he conceptualized a whole-of-government economic growth initiative, América Crece, which led to the creation of energy and infrastructure finance frameworks with nearly half of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. He previously served as U.S. Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, playing an important role in lending arrangements for Argentina, Barbados and Ecuador. As Senior Advisor for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, he helped develop legislation to create the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. Prior to his government service, he was Executive Director of Cuba Democracy Advocates. A native of Miami, he speaks English and Spanish.